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Mathura serves as the governmental hub for the district of the same name in Uttar Pradesh. In the olden days, the city of Mathura served as a financial and business center, situated at the intersection of major wagon train itineraries. At present, Mathura is a fast developing area and houses more than 2.5 million inhabitants. Mathura Travel Guide provides you all essential details about Mathura is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Tourists travel to Mathura as it is famous as thehometown of Lord Krishnaand is a major tourist destination in Northern India.

Places We Visit During Mathura Yatra


KRISHNA JANMABHOOMI TEMPLE

Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple is located in Mathura near the railway station. The temple is one of the main attraction of the city in Uttar Pradesh and an important place of tirth yatrafor the devotees of Hindu community.This Temple is distinguished as the place of birth of Lord Krishna. It is a popular belief that nearly 5000 years ago Lord Krishna was born in the prison of King Kansa in Mathura.

KANS QILA

Kans Qila stands as a historical monument in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, situated on the Yamuna River's northern bank. Unfortunately, inadequate maintenance has left the ancient fort in ruins. Constructed by Raja Man Singh of Jaipur, a Rajput General under Mughal Emperor Akbar, the fort holds historical significance. It's said that Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh of Jaipur, an avid astronomer, erected a renowned observatory here between 1699 and 1743. However, the observatory's presence at this site is no longer discernible. Explore this historical legacy withShiv Shankar Tirth Yatra, committed to enriching your journey.

POTARA KUND

Potara Kund in Mathura is actually a water enclosed area and it is said that mother of Lord Krishna washed his clothes in the Kund. The Potara Kund is made up of huge sandstones and famous temples enclose the area. The stepped structure and the exclusive use of red sand stone in the Potara Kund attract the tourists to pay a visit to the holy site. The water of Potara Kund is considered very holy and it is used for in various auspicious activities. The visitors an take a holy dip by reaching the Kund through the steps. The reflection of the red walls and the stepped structures in the water of the Kund look awesome. The tourists can come and just relax in the Potara Kund.The serenity of the place makes the tourists feel relaxed.

RANGBHOOMI

Rangbhoomi has great economical significance as it was a part of the Mauryan Empire. According to the legend, Rangbhoomi is the wrestling area where Lord Krishna defeated and killed his maternal uncle Kansa and also freed his parents from the prison. Kansa had kept his sister and husband prisoners and he killed all their children but was unsuccessful in killing Krishna who was saved by his father, Basudev. The Vishram Ghat is close by and it is said that Lord Krishna took rest at this ghat after killing Kansa.

KUSUM SAROVAR

The water of the Sarovar is ideal for swimming so the travelers can spend some quality time here. Manas Sarovar has a number of ashrams and temples nearby and the travelers can attend the evening arti. Radha Kunj is also an important tourist attraction close by.

how to reach


By Air

The nearest airport is located at Kheria in Agra and the distance is about 57 km. The closest international airport is the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi and the distance is 155 km.

By Rail

Train services from important locations in India like Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Indore, Hyderabad, Gwalior, Bhopal, Ujjain, Jabalpur, Lucknow, Rewa, Varanasi and Kanpur are available to Mathura. There are four railway stations in Mathura.

By Road

Roadways perfectly join Mathura to the other parts of Uttar Pradesh and India. National Highway 2 which joins Delhi with Howrah runs across the city. It joins with NH 3 (extending to Mumbai) and a segment of this road is known as Mathura Road. National Highway 11 which joins Agra with Bikaner and National Highway 93 joining Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh are major highways as well. Mathura is also joined by Yamuna Expressway.

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